Friday, April 17, 2009


One of the key skills to develop is the ability to contemplate God in nature. This is one of the key ways God reveals God's self. Many people naturally are able to do this and it is important to deepen this grace. The reason why is that there are so many places to "see" and experience the depth of awareness if we simply can look. Today I was at LegoLand which is a busy theme park. It has so many beautiful plants all around. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of a theme park the beauty of God was so apparent. There were so many opportunities to deepen my contemplative living simply by being aware of the beauty that was right in front of me. Then there is a natural extension of seeing the beauty of the people which God created which were also all around me.
This ability can transform what could be considered a totally secular exercise into a day of prayer. This also makes the whole day much more enjoyable.

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